Tsvangirai to undergo review in SA

By Blessings Mashaya

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is still in South Africa and is due to undergo a medical review this weekend pending his return.

Vice President Nelson Chamisa, Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora and party President Morgan Tsvangirai
Vice President Nelson Chamisa, Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora and party President Morgan Tsvangirai

Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said he has been discharged from hospital after being airlifted from Harare three weeks ago following severe vomiting.

Tsvangirai has been receiving treatment for colon cancer in the neighbouring country since last year.

He had appeared to improve but now faces the final medical review before coming back home to steer the MDC ship.

Tamborinyoka confirmed that the former prime minister -— who is currently on leave — was fine.

“The president will be back in the country soon and the president is very alive,” Tamborinyoka said.

This comes after media reports claimed that Tsvangirai was back at his Highlands home but was in “isolation” under strict instructions from doctors to stay away from public places to avoid catching new infections before he fully recovers.

“He is waiting for his review; he is still in South Africa. The rumour claiming that he is back is false. But he is now out of danger. He will be back in the country next week,” an authoritative top MDC source said.

In his absence, party programmes are being spearheaded by his three deputies — Thokozani Khupe, Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri.

Chamisa has been filling in for him at the MDC Alliance talks, which brings together at least six parties under Tsvangirai’s wings.

The MDC president was diagnosed with colon cancer in June last year and has been receiving treatment in South Africa.

In spite of his health problems, the former trade unionist has retained the confidence of the MDC Alliance.

Analysts canvassed by the Daily News have also rallied behind Tsvangirai saying he is the best candidate the opposition has despite struggles with his health.

Tsvangirai has led the MDC since its formation in 1999.

He has controversially lost to President Robert Mugabe three times.

Tsvangirai came closer to becoming Zimbabwe’s leader in the March 29, 2008 elections in which he beat the veteran leader but failed to gain the required votes for an outright victory.

The results of those elections were withheld for six long weeks by stunned authorities, amid widespread allegations of ballot tampering and fraud which were later given credence by former Zanu PF bigwigs who are now in opposition ranks.

Tsvangirai pulled out of the planned run-off days before polling citing massive violence and intimidation against his supporters — leaving Mugabe to stage a one-man vote which was widely condemned by the international community. Daily News

  • Zimbabweans should learn to let go good people, in as much as they should let go bad ones. The man needs rest

  • MaBritish nemaAmericans failed to invest in humans look now they have killeď him.If they hw ñot ģiven him money he would be ok.Màri yapinda mumwina iyi ndiyani achavhoterá zvaķadai

  • mhata yako iwewe peter , zvamunovotera chitunha icho uye muchiba mavote anenge ahwinha ndiyani kumhata kuno buda majuru

  • Nxaa and his party is quiet abt choosing another leadership… Zimbabwe has a serious lack of leaders

  • Wish u well Save

  • Haangofi here pawanikwe nhau itsva.

  • Ayatollah Gabriel Mugabeche

    He wants to hold on and want to die as MDC president. I used to think its a Malawian thing from Kamuzu Banda and Robert Mugabe but noo. I m now Certain there is something in the water they drink at State house, look at her too!

  • Kikikikikikiki Makobvu ne Mateteka aya

  • Pan’anga inogona kurapa RUNYOKA here ibetsere Save vedu zveJoni zvamba izvi.Mukadzi wemunhu arikuda mukadzi wake

  • Kkkkkkkkkk


  • Murwere number 2 is soon to surpass Murwere number 1. VaTsvangirai vadzimbwa muviri warwadza hosha yakora asi shungu dzekutonga dziripo. Future wheelchair President good luck hama dzangu dzeZimbabwe.

  • Wish you a speedy recovery our only brave leader who managed to awaken the ruling party

  • Moving grave

  • Mwari anewe President Tsvangirai tinosvika chete

  • Tsvangirai & Mugabe same same 6 lo 9. Why not leave on medical grounds!! Anodawo kufira pachigaro!! Zimbabweans!!!!!!!!!! Good people.!😎😎🤣🤣😂😂😁😁😀😀

  • pass the button

  • Magumo magumo …akarehwa nasekuru vangu

  • just step down t boy.for the good of the party.

  • Get well soon cde.